2017 - 2018 Black Box Theatre Season Auditions: Callbacks May 1 and 2. 

A Chorus Line opening the 42nd Season in the Main Stage Theatre. Auditions April 25 and 26. Callbacks April 27.  


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Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:

  • Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
  • A current headshot and résumé are required
  • Audio and video submissions will not be considered
  • Equity members must have a current equity ID card
  • Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
  • To schedule or inquire about an audition, please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200

New Musicals for future consideration - ONGOING 

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Black Box Theatre season callbacks are scheduled for May 1 and 2. 

Some casting will be for ensemble positions; these actors will be cast in The Foreigner and two or three repertory productions. There are also some roles that will be for a single production.

The season includes:

The Foreigner: Directed by Geoffrey Kent

Sense and Sensibility: Directed by Lynne Collins

The Electric Baby: Directed by Rick Barbour

All My Sons: Directed by Lynne Collins

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting abilities are needed. Actors should prepare (two), two-minute contrasting monologues. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. These are Equity LORT D Productions; non-equity actors will be considered. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Additional information at Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age. 

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 
Rehearsals for The Foreigner begin on September 12, 2017. The production opens on October 13 and runs through November 18, 2017.

Rehearsals for Sense and Sensibility begin on October 24, 2017.  The production opens on January 26 and runs through May 6, 2018.

Rehearsals for The Electric Baby begin on October 31, 2017. The production opens on February 9 and runs through May 4, 2018.

Rehearsals for All My Sons begin on December 19, 2017. The production opens March 2 and runs through May 3, 2018.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays and Sundays for a total of five shows per week.

Character breakdown of available roles

The Foreigner - Larry Shue

CHARLIE BAKER – Male, 30-40’s

SGT. “FROGGY” LeSUEUR – Male, 30-50’s

BETTY MEEKS – Female, 60-70’s

REV. DAVID MARSHALL LEE – Male, 30-40’s.

CATHERINE SIMMS – Female, 20-30’s

ELLARD SIMMS – Male, 20-30’s

OWEN MUSSER – Male, 30-60’s

*Sense and Sensibility - Adapted by Kate Hamill*

With the exception of Elinor and Marianne, actors will play multiple roles with a mix of age and gender.

ELINOR DASHWOOD — Female, 20-30’s

MARIANNE DASHWOOD — Female, 20-30’s

MARGARET DASHWOOD —10–13 years old girl, played by an adult.

MRS. DASHWOOD — mother to the Dashwood sisters.

JOHN DASHWOOD — half-brother to the Dashwood sisters

EDWARD FERRARS — a gentleman; a bachelor.

FANNY (FERRARS) DASHWOOD — wife to John Dashwood

COLONEL BRANDON — an older bachelor; over 45 years old.

JOHN WILLOUGHBY — an unusually handsome young man.

SIR JOHN MIDDLETON— a country gentleman

MRS. JENNINGS — a good-natured, boisterous woman

LADY MIDDLETON — an over-bred lady.

LUCY STEELE— a young girl from no fortune.

ANNE STEELE — Lucy’s sister

ROBERT FERRARS — Edward Ferrars’ younger brother.

GOSSIPS 1–5 — a chorus of high-society creatures.

*The Electric Baby - Stefanie Zadravec*

NATALIA — Female, 30-40s. Romanian. 

HELEN CASEY — Female, 50-60s. 

REED CASEY — Male, 50-60s. 

AMBIMBOLA — Male, 30-40s.  Nigerian. 

ROZIE—Female, 20’s

DAN / DON / DAVE—Male, 20-30s.

*All My Sons - Arthur Miller*

KATE KELLER — Female 50-60

CHRIS KELLER — Male 25-35

ANN DEEVER — Female 25-35,

GEORGE DEEVER — Male, 30’s

JIM BAYLISS — Male 30-50

SUE BAYLISS — Female, 30-50

FRANK LUBEY — Male, 30’s

LYDIA LUBEY — Female, 20-30’s

*Performed in repertory


Auditions A Chorus Line will be held on April 25 and 26 (Chorus Dance Call is April 24), and in New York City, on April 20, 2017. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for April 27. A Chorus Line will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry with musical direction by David J. Madore, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Producing Artistic Director of Musicals is Rod A. Lansberry.

Adult Principal and Chorus:
Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on April 25 and 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong dancing abilities are required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for A Chorus Line begin on Friday, August 18. The production opens Tuesday, September 12 and runs through October 1, 2017. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Character Breakdown

DON - 26              Married, 2 Kids, Practical, from the Midwest, realistic. High baritone.

MAGGIE - 25      Has an honesty, softness, simplicity. High belt.

MIKE - 24             Italian, street-wise. Tenor. Tap and Acrobat a plus.

CONNIE - 32       Asian-American - Sensitive about her size. Needs to be SHORT - 4’10”.

GREG - 32            Knows who he is, and proud of it. Has great dignity and flair.

CASSIE - 32          Ex-girlfriend of Zach, Womanly, has star quality. Excellent triple threat.

SHEILA - 29          Ex-showgirl, yet ballet trained. Tough exterior, Aging and can be sarcastic. Statuesque.                
BOBBY - 25          Optimist, mischievous, funny, clever,

BEBE - 26              Confident, eager, newcomer to NY – enthusiastic with determination.

JUDY - 28             A ditz, speaks before she thinks, off the wall, kooky.                                                            

RICHIE - 27          African-American, confident, enthusiastic, proud, energetic.

AL - 30                 Macho, aggressive, street tough, married, adores his wife.  From the Bronx. Tenor

KRISTINE - 22      Married to Al, good dancer, can't sing. Nervous, a beauty, dependent on her husband.

VAL - 25                Funny, sexy, Sure of herself, knows what she wants. Ambitious. Strong belt.

MARK - 20           Young, eager, innocent, naive, all-American. Not terrified or shy. Sincere.

PAUL - 28             Secretive, shy, introvert, sensitive. Strong dancer, Hispanic. Tenor.

DIANA - 27           Passionate, confident, appealing energy. Latin fire, spunky, determined.  Hispanic. Excellent singer                                                                                                                                                  

ZACH                   Director-Choreographer, authoritative, driven. Manipulative, powerful. Confident, direct.

LARRY                 Zach’s' assistant. Strong dancer, can take over with authority. Responsible.


Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a summary of their work to Artistic Associate, Lisa Hoffman at for further submission information. Do not send a full packet until contacted.

Due to Production commitments and staffing, our response time is approximately 6 months to review submissions.

We would like writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are welcome to be at rehearsals (starting approx. 24 days before Opening) and at all related events regarding readings, workshops, and rehearsals. Travel and housing stipend may be available.

Writers must be comfortable working closely with the Arvada Center’s Director and Producer. Those selected may be eligible to receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director of Musicals and Chief Operating Officer. 

The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2017/2018 season. Members of the Arvada Center Selection Committee may choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season. 

The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers. All production talent and staff will be local whenever possible. This should be considered in project proposals. The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its options to new areas and options about what theatre can be. 

Guidelines for submission (updated 2-07-17):
•    Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
•    The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway or Regional Productions (shows that have had readings and workshop productions are still eligible)
•    Requested Submissions will be required to provide:
•    Title page
•    Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
•    Character breakdown
•    Demo CD with track listings in order as they appear in the show.   No Dropbox or Electronic submission of music will be accepted. 
•     Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
•    The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
•    Numbered pages
•    If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE